Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
May 10, 2011
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 20-11 RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE LESTER PRAIRIE PHOTOVOLTAIC REBATE PROGRAM The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 20-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2011.
General consensus of the City Council was that the Photovoltaic Rebate Program would be available until June 1, 2013.
Councilman Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 23-11 A RESOLUTION AWARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER TREATMENT FACILITY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Roust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 23-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2011.
Councilmember Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 22-11 A RESOLUTION AWARDING THE CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR THE TRUNK WATERMAIN PROJECT ALONG COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY 9 (C.S.A.H.) The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 22-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2011.
General consensus of the City Council was they would not spend the money to replace the approximate 245’ of curbing/driveway access points on the South side of Central Avenue at the estimated cost of $6,370.00.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 19-11 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A RETRO-REFLECTIVITY SIGN POLICY FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 19-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2011.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To establish a $5.00 per time fee for PBT Testing.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 21-11 A RESOLUTION APPROVING STATE OF MINNESOTA JOINT POWERS AGREEMENTS WITH THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE ON BEHALF OF ITS CITY ATTORNEY AND POLICE DEPARTMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 21-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2011.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 24-11 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE HIRING OF A POLICE RESERVE OFFICER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 24-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2011.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Fire Department to close off Pine Street South on May 16th for a propane burn drill from approximately 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve of the issuance of a 1 to 4 day temporary on sale liquor License for Long Horn Days Inc. dba: Prairie Days Inc. on July 15 and 16, 2011.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To hire the following for the 2011 pool season: Co-Managers Thayne Johnson and Trent Grams, Lifeguards – Erin Klobe (also will serve as assistant manager), Ana Hartwig, Kayle Weinmann, Kendall Messer, Matt Madsen, Brooke Jilek, Nicole Simon, Mitchell Hartwig and Joey Madsen; Concession Workers – Miranda Buesing, Alison Christianson, Morgan Roush and Brenna Messer.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – To freeze pool staff wages at the 2010 rates.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – To increase the seasonal part-time park/maintenance person’s hourly wage to $ 9.00/hr.
Motion – Messer; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the expenditure of $330.00 for the Minnesota Zoomobile to come to Lester Prairie in July.
Discussion took place regarding the rates for 2011.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To not increase the individual rates for pool fees however, for family passes, increase the “additional” member rate by $5.00 for family passes.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: Ordinance No. 293 ELECTRIC FRANCHISE ORDINANCE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE, MCLEOD COUNTY, MINNESOTA An ordinance granting to Northern States Power Company, A Minnesota Corporation, d/b/a xcel energy, its successors and assigns, permission to construct, operate, repair and maintain in the City of LESTER PRAIRIE, Minnesota, an electric distribution system and transmission lines, including necessary poles, lines, fixtures and appurtenances, for the furnishing of electric energy to the City, its inhabitants, and others, and to use the public GROUNDS and public WAYS of the city for such purposes. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 293 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2011.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 25-11 AN ORDINANCE ENTERING INTO A SEASONAL POLE USE LICENSE AGREEMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 25-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2011.
General consensus of the City Council was to not request and implement a franchisee fee at this time for either Xcel Energy or Center Point Energy.
General consensus of the City Council was to not spend the additional $9,279.00 to remove the additional bituminous on Elm Street North as per the revised quote.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To not waive the monetary limits on municipal tort liability established by Minnesota Statutes 466.04.
General consensus of the City Council was to not make any changes to the hourly rate paid to the compost site monitoring personnel.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:08 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal May 16, 2011.


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